Housing/community Developer Iv - Affordable Housing Program Manager

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Fairfax, Virginia
$83,645.54 - $139,409.71 Annually
Sep 09, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) is an award-winning provider of affordable housing recognized regionally and nationally for its achievements. The FCRHA, a US Department of Housing and Urban Development-designated “Moving to Work” agency, was established in 1966 as a separate political body from the Fairfax County Government an possesses specific powers granted by state law to act as the County’s local housing finance agency.
In 1973, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors established the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). HCD serves as staff to the FCRHA as well as the Board of Supervisors. Under this unique, synergistic arrangement, HCD manages a wide variety of housing programs and services, including all real estate finance, development, and preservation activities of the FCRHA - including an expanding portfolio of public/private partnership projects.

The mission of HCD is to create and preserve affordable housing and caring, livable communities; serve the diverse needs of Fairfax County’s residents through innovative programs, partnerships, and effective stewardship; and foster a respectful supportive workplace. Fairfax County’s strategic focus is on providing affordable housing for those with the greatest need, including individuals and families experiencing homelessness, persons with disabilities, and people with extremely low incomes.

Fairfax County adopted a goal of no net loss of affordable housing in the county and affirmed that manufactured housing communities, formerly referred to as “mobile homes," are an important source of affordable housing. Eight communities remain in the county, with approximately 1,750 manufactured homes within them. The county Board of Supervisors established the Manufactured Housing Preservation Task Force recognizing that these communities require special considerations given their unique challenges and opportunities. In September 2022, the task force delivered recommendations to the Board on the preservation of these homes as well as tools and strategies to address needs facing the community owners and families who live there. The Affordable Housing Development Division within HCD in partnership with other county agencies will carry out these recommendations and the vision of the task force.

HCD seeks an individual with strong program leadership, organizational, and analytical abilities, exceptional communication skills, creativity, and sound work ethic to spearhead the implementation of the Manufactured Housing Preservation Task Force recommendations and other associated tasks to preserve and promote the affordability and sustainability of manufactured housing communities and other market affordable housing in Fairfax County. Critical to the success of this position will the active communication with and engagement of manufactured housing residents, property owners, housing advocates, and other stakeholders, including elected and appointed officials, to understand and address community needs and expand community benefits. The individual will develop a manufactured housing community engagement strategy and coordinate related activities, including but not limited to community meetings, site visits, and community surveys; convene and manage the Manufactured Housing Roundtable to help with ongoing information sharing and opportunities for residents and to plan community engagement activities; and with support from technical staff, establish and maintain a manufactured housing website to provide current information and resources for residents and owners of manufactured housing,. These efforts must be based in the County’s Framework for Inclusive Community Engagement and One Fairfax policy.

To support the sustainability of these communities, the individual will be expected to identify opportunities for homeownership, maintenance, and improvements, including financial support for residents of these communities. This will entail developing and overseeing a pilot manufactured housing/single-family home improvement grant program and working to improve management practices to minimize displacement. Furthermore, the individual will work to strengthen existing and develop new policies and regulations at the local and state level that serve current tenants and manufactured housing residents. This would include but not limited to researching best practices, developing and maintaining a manufactured housing database and maps, and other housing related databases; proposing new and updating existing policies and regulations within the county's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance; evaluating the affordability of communities and identifying mitigation opportunities in the event of a redevelopment proposal; and contributing to the Board of Supervisors’ Legislative Program. The individual will also assist in the update to the Fairfax County Relocation Guidelines and related policies.

These tasks will involve significant inter-agency activities and coordination and engaging elected and appointed officials to communicate information and improve decision making about these communities. The individual will organize, facilitate, and participate in staff meetings to improve inter- and intra-agency communication and coordination of manufactured housing-related activities, with such agencies as the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, the County Attorney's Office, Department of Planning and Development, and the Department of Code Compliance; such efforts may include expanding notification practices and increasing the availability of compliance information and other resources. In addition, the individual will assemble, analyze, and develop reports, make presentations, and meet with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Redevelopment and Housing Authority members to facilitate information sharing about community needs and other information. The individual will also prepare items, attend, and present at public meetings and hearings such as the Planning Commission, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), and Board of Supervisors. The individual may also be involved in outreach and engagement with other jurisdictions or organizations with respect to manufactured housing or other affordable housing-related efforts.

Note: The assigned program areas for this position are housing, public or business administration, real estate, urban/regional planning, social work, information systems, community engagement, or related field.

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For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, click here .

You also can view here the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report which represents a high-level overview of many of the substantial developments we have undertaken and the impact of our work within the community and in the lives of the residents who have been served through these efforts.

The Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to the One Fairfax Policy by intentionally considering equity when making policies, delivering programs and services, considering diverse ideas and perspectives, and communicating with transparency in the decision-making processes. Click here to learn more about the One Fairfax policy.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
Plans, designs, develops, organizes, oversees, and administers highly complex affordable housing programs and projects such as the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU), Workforce Development Unit (WDU), Partnership Units, Asset Management and/or grant programs;
Manages the financing for the development or acquisition of affordable housing units including debt and equity operations, underwriting the debt financing or project management of HCD design, development or construction projects;
Coordinates with developers to ensure that proposed developments comply with the ADU/WDU program or other funding requirements and provides information on the process to deliver units;
Analyzes housing/community development needs, policies, trends and regional data to determine current housing deficiencies, and assesses housing needs for low and moderate income persons;
Recommends program changes for new or revised programs, systems, procedures, policies and methods of operation;
Coordinates, develops, implements and monitors program goals, strategies, plans, policies and procedures to ensure financial and programmatic compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
Performs outreach within the county and to other jurisdictions with respect to the provision of affordable housing, including participation in inclusionary housing studies;
Identifies target areas and needed programs, develops specific projects, and prepares grant applications;
Provides day to day supervision of the various housing/community development projects, including setting short term goals, assigning tasks, and organizing work;
Oversees preparation of annual planning documents from initial concept through final approval by Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA), Board of Supervisors (BOS) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD);
Reviews legal documentation such as sales contracts and condominium/homeowners association documents, proffers, and development conditions;
Inspects units and ensures that the purchased units are transferred into the county's inventory;
Prepares and presents reports on matters related to federal, state, local, private, non-profit programs and/or FCRHA/HUD and Department of Housing and Community Development initiatives;
Prepares and delivers presentations on the need for housing affordability, HCD projects and proposals;
Responds to specific questions in dealings with the FCRHA, Board of Supervisors, various committees, the Planning Commission, federal and state agencies, County departments and the public;
Oversees and approves the establishment of conservation and redevelopment plans for the County, including analysis and evaluation of collected data, development of plans and capital improvement programs, and implementation of specific projects;
Coordinates the preparation of environmental reviews and environmental impact statements on all projects to meet federal and state requirements;
Approves work order changes, work progress and progress payments, and assesses completion of contract obligations;
Reviews financials and searches for opportunities to maximize revenue and minimize expenses;
Conducts preliminary analysis on repositioning of properties and recommends ways to enhance the property.
Manages capital improvement projects including rehabilitation and new construction projects which involve multiple agencies and community stakeholders;
Serves as agency representative, managing project development, design, construction, schedule and budget;
Conducts feasibility studies in order to determine project implementation strategies;
Works in a team environment to negotiate public-private partnership agreements;
Manages design and construction contracts of HCD projects;
Leads a diverse team of project stakeholders and staff in the successful management of assigned projects;
Coordinates with end users and other interested agencies regarding design plans;
Prepares project cost estimates, schedules and budget documents;
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local requirements;
Informs senior officials, state and federal agency contacts and community groups of project progress.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Extensive knowledge of housing law and programs, site planning, real estate and land use law and building construction practices;
Advanced knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations;
Advanced knowledge of the theories, concepts, principles and practices of the housing development process, housing and real estate finance, or services for low income persons;
Knowledge of the social and economic issues associated with low and moderate income families in relation to housing;
Knowledge of research and statistical methodology;
Knowledge of budget development and administration, and/or basic principles of accounting;
Experience researching and analyzing funding sources for acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of housing and government facilities;
Advanced knowledge of building construction practices, and codes;
Ability to understand, interpret, explain, and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations;
Ability to manage diversified and complex housing and community development projects;
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written and graphic forms;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, private developers and contractors, citizen groups and community residents;
Ability to research, collect and analyze data and information;
Ability to lead multiple projects from concept through implementation;
Ability to coordinate project participants from multiple organizations, motivating them toward project completion;
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education and experience and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a related field of study such as planning, engineering, architecture, economics, construction science, business or public administration, finance, real estate, social work, public policy or other related field; Plus four years of experience related to an assigned program area.

Driver's License.

  • Master's degree in public or business administration, real estate, urban/regional planning, community engagement, or related field;
  • Knowledge of the issues relating to manufactured housing (mobile home) residents, tenants, property owners, and/or other manufactured housing stakeholders;
  • Four years of affordable housing experience in local government and/or experience in community organizing, housing preservation, or land use planning;
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations pertaining to manufactured housing;
  • Strong preference for bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish).
  • Experience presenting at public meetings and/or to commissions and/or board regarding affordable housing and/or land use planning;
  • Experience with manufactured housing development and/or property management;
  • Property management compliance oversight;
  • Experience working with county Boards, civic associations, and/or homeowner associations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment;
  • Exceptional customer service skills.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent is required to frequently move about to perform office work such as accessing files, attending meetings, making presentations, operating general office equipment, and performing other essential job duties; may be required to move items up to approximately 15 pounds in weight. Ability to read information on a computer monitor; effectively communicate; operate keyboard-driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver s license. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.


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